The Co-op next door to the bookmakers was just closing at the time of the incident and I am keen to speak to anyone who saw a man hanging around outside the shops or running away from the shop at the time of the robbery.
The offender is about 6ft, and was wearing black clothing and had his face covered. He turned left after leaving the shop.
Anyone with any information should contact Det Sgt Homes via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101. If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Police appeal after knife-point robbery at bookmakers
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a knife-point robbery in Banbury last night. Just before 10pm, a man entered Corals bookmakers in the Ruscote Arcade, went up to the counter, and threatened the staff member with a knife, demanding cash from the till.
The assistant opened the till and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man ran out of the shop.
The assistant was not injured but he was left shaken and upset.
Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Det Sgt Homes via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Police investigating an assault in a nightclub in Banbury, during which a man had his ear bitten off, have arrested two men. The men, aged 37 and 39, are being held in custody on suspicion of causing GBH.
This was a violent and unprovoked assault which has left the victim requiring plastic surgery after a part of his ear was bitten off. CCTV from the club shows the dance floor was crowded so there must be a number of people who saw the incident and I would urge them to come forward.”
Police appeal after man has ear bitten off in nightclub
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man had his ear bitten off in a nightclub in Banbury in the early hours of this morning. At about 12:30am, a 19-year-old was on the dance floor in the Sound Exchange, talking to a woman, when he was hit on the head several times.
During the assault, part of his left ear was bitten off. The victim was taken to the JR2 Hospital where he is getting treatment for his ear injury.
The lineup for this year's Cropredy music festival in Banbury has been announced. Alice Cooper, Levellers and 10CC will all be taking to the stage. The three-day festival is expected to attract an audience of up to 20,000.
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of father-of-two Kevin Lavelle, 29, in Banbury eight years ago is appealing for a man who left a message on his mobile to call back. Detectives are re-appealing for information on the murder at the Cricketer’s pub in Grimsbury in June 2004.
There were people from the Pontypridd area of Wales in the pub at the time and it is believed they may hold crucial information. Following the renewed appeal, Detective Inspector Steve Duffy received a call on his mobile phone. The caller left a brief message but did not provide any contact details.
Det Insp Duffy said: “It has been eight years since Kevin Lavelle was murdered and his family desperately want and deserve justice. They have been through an agonising ordeal and I firmly believe there are people in both South Wales and Banbury who have information which is vital to our inquiry."